Night 1

Off to a roaring start, I didn’t quite make it out of the airport. Buses accepting bikes weren’t leaving for another fourteen hours, and I didn’t have a room reservation anyhow. Turns out it’s a national holiday this weekend in Japan- the autumnal equinox, a mark of the shifting daylight and of Buddhist and shinto traditions- so even when I got to town this lovely Sunday, it took two hours and a bit of money to find a place to stay. Plus side: I got here just in time for a holiday!